GPS-X: WASTEWATER MODELLING AND SIMULATION SOFTWAREGPS-X is the most advanced tool for the mathematical modeling, control, optimization and management of wastewater treatment plants. GPS-X offers a user-friendly, robust, customizable, high speed platform with calibrated models and the most comprehensive suite of unit processes. It includes leading edge Influent Advisor, Advanced Controllers, Optimizer, Sensitivity Analysis, Scenario Manager and Statistical Analysis tools.GPS-X contains the largest collection of unit process models, covering a wide range of treatment technologies used in the liquid and solids treatment trains. The comprehensive database of unit processes allows users to easily assemble any treatment plant configuration, enter wastewater characterization data and conduct simulation studies quickly.Combined with a plant-specific SCADA-like interface, GPS-X models can be used as an interactive training tool for treatment plant staff:Use the model to introduce new staff to the behaviour of the WWTP under dynamic conditionsIllustrate the effects of changes to operational parameters (DO set points, RAS/WAS rates)Investigate wet-weather event strategiesDetermine the effects of diffuser cleaning on process performance, and estimate the optimum cleaning frequencyUnit Processes:Influent Flow Combiners and Splitters Preliminary Treatment Primary Treatment Suspended Growth Processes Attached Growth Processes Secondary Clarifiers Tertiary Treatment Biosolids Treatment Process Control Miscellaneous Custom Processes EffluentApplications:Operator TrainingDesignResearch / TeachingOperationsCost SavingsPlanning
Drag and Drop - Simply drag the unit processes onto the drawing board to lay out your plantConnection Paths - Drag the connections between the unit processes to define the flowsCustomize - Change labels of processes and streams for simple identification; move the processes and connection paths to make the layout simple to followInfluent Advisor - Validate the accuracy and consistency of your influent dataInteractive Controllers - Manage how model inputs are adjusted throughout a simulation runScenarios - Create multiple cases that are modifications to the base model layout Displays - Automatically generated for each unit process within the model layout and display the most important stream properties and process variables; values are all updated in real-time and can easily be exported to Excel for further analysis and retention of simulation resultsSankey Diagrams - Provides a visual representation of the flux of a given quantity throughout the model layoutEnergy Usage and Operating Cost Summaries - Provides a plant schematic output summary of the amount of energy used or the operating cost of the plantMass Balance Table Diagrams - create informative visuals for reports and PowerPoint slidesStatistical Analysis - Qualitative and quantitative statistical analysisData Comparison - Measured and predicted values for steady state simulation can be compared on digital outputs, tabular outputs and bar charts for easy visualization and efficient calibrationAdvanced Data Handling/Reporting Tools - Import and export data to EXCEL and WORDInnovative Tools:Process Controllers - includes a set of robust process controllers to create treatment plant layouts with complex process control schemesAnalyzer - automatically perform steady-state or dynamic sensitivity analyses on model parametersOptimizer - solve parameter estimation and process optimization problemsAutocalibration using DPE - Designed for the estimation of time-varying parametersOnline - continually add in new blocks of data rather then using a static input fileCustomizability - write, edit, or change models, via the ACSL programming language, add any new calculations, algorithms, or variables to model layout, easy biological model manipulation in matrix format, input and output menus, new simulation result summaries can be edited and customized Python Integration - script can interact with GPS-X models to exchange data and allow supplemental analytics on the model data, and programmatically start, communicate and extract results from a model directly from your own software solutionsMATLAB Link - model wastewater processes in GPS-X, design suitable controllers for these processes, evaluate the performance of control systems, data logging, post-run analysis of GPS-X simulation results, and displaying data using three-dimensional graphical capabilitiesModel Developer - create new biological models by editing the model matrix quickly.Model Options:Mantis2 - Comprehensive Bio-chemical Whole Plant Model Library - analyze different wastewater treatment plant configurations for biological BOD, nitrogen and phosphorous removal, resource recovery (biogas, struvite) and side stream treatment using the deammonification processMantis2S - Sulfer & Selenium Model Library - simulate the biological removal of selenium oxyanions (SeO42− and SeO32-) present in FGD blowdown, coal-mining and agricultural drainage wastewater, sulfate reduction by including processes for growth of propionate, hydrogen, acetate and methanol utilizing sulfate reducing bacteria, and production of hydrogen sulfide and metal precipitation reactions Mantis3 - Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Footprint Estimation Model Library - includes N2O production during denitrification, biological processes to estimate N2O production during autotrophic nitrification, classifies carbon emissionsASM Library - developed for a single-sludge system with carbon oxidation, nitrification, and denitrification occuring. The model contains X state variablesADM1 library - based on the Anaerobic Digestion ModelMantisIW - Industrial Model Library - provides a dynamic-mechanistic model based on chemical oxygen demand (COD), nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur balances that include biological and physical transformation processesMantisPW - Process Water Model Library - simulates process water treatment systems for modelling inorganic interactions among different inorganic compounds in process waterMantisCHC Library - simulates the removal of chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) by biological, chemical and physical processes in ground water treatment plants.SimuWorks - OPERATOR SIMULATOR FOR ADVANCED TRAINING AND PLANT ANALYSISSimuWorks is an industry first - a flight-simulator for water and wastewater treatment plants. Utilizing customized operator interfaces, SimuWorks presents views and functionality familiar to operators and administrators alike in a platform that accurately simulates the behaviour of a specific plant.There are different incarnations of the SimuWorks platform depending on an organization’s requirements– OpToolPro is the out-of-the-box version or customized version to represent a specific plant.OpToolPro - Out-of-the-box version of SimuWorks. A tool to allow operators to explore the causal relationships between operational settings and the effect on performance of an activated sludge treatment facility. OpTool Pro is a generic virtual activated sludge treatment wastewater facility using a calibrated plant model as an underlying computational engine. The facility includes preliminary treatment systems, primary clarification, a two-train activated sludge process, secondary clarifiers, thickener and sludge disposal. The platform features both training and testing modes. Standard - This platform provides a direct replication of a bird's eye view of your actual water or wastewater treatment facility. The graphical interface and output schemes is similar to OpTool Pro. Key operations at the facility are dutifully captured. The development of the simulator is based on steady state calibration using average values of key parameters. (CAS) - Applicable to conventional activated sludge systems using any technology (e.g. ASP, SBR, Oxidation ditch etc.). (Media) - Applicable to systems that also include fixed film media based processes (e.g. MBBR, IFAS, etc.).All solids handling facilities and liquid recycles in the plant are included in the system development. Advanced - The graphical interface and output schemes is customized based on your requirement (bird's eye view, SCADA look-and-feel or other graphics). Applicable to systems that can include fixed film media based processes (e.g., MBBR, IFAS, etc.), this platform dutifully captures key operations at your facility. The simulator includes scenarios specified by you, and provides you with the ability to develop additional scenarios. Steady - The development of the simulator is based on a calibration done using average values of key parameters. Dynamic - The development of the simulator is based on a calibration done using dynamic values of key parameters. Benefits of a Site Specific Calibrated ModelThese site specific calibrated models, deployed within customized operator interfaces or dashboards, offer:Advanced operator training and educationRapid identification and validation of plant optimization and cost-saving strategiesSophisticated project and operational risk analysis Key decision-making support for all levels of management SimuWorks can be deployed as a complete life-size replica of a specific control room, set-up as a mobile control room for regional training with a library of various plant models, used in more traditional multi-station classroom environments or loaded on individual workstations.Advanced Operator Training and DevelopmentSimuWorksTM is a state of the art operator training and development platform that allows instructors to train and evaluate new or existing operators in a controlled and safe environment. The training can offer actual SCADA or customized look interfaces tied to the plant models that closely simulate actual plant behaviour. The training offers exposure to many simple or highly complex scenarios within a realistic environment but with no risk to actual plant performance.Since the trainees can operate the virtual plant in the same manner they would the real plant (e.g. have access to the same operational control parameters, such as DO set-points and sludge wastage), learning is systematic and adopted well. Site-specific models have been used to train operators on such topics as step-feeding during storm events, troubleshooting nitrification/denitrification and what to do during periods of poor settling.Plant and Process OptimizationSimuWorks offers a platform for fast and efficient testing and validation of any number of plant optimization or upgrade possibilities without putting the plant at risk. Operators, engineers, management or any other user type can evaluate new technologies, test new operational control strategies, run “what-if” scenarios (capacity, flow rates, chemical dosing, energy usage, etc.) and more. The implementation of SimuWorks can promote a better understanding of plant control at all levels within an organization.Project Management and Risk AnalysisSimuWorks becomes an important part of the planning process for projects. By simulating various scenarios around downtime for plant maintenance or modifications, potential risks can be identified and optimum project planning achieved.TOXCHEM - PREDICT AND REPORT TOXIC EMISSIONSThe tool allows users to build a plant, select contaminants and observe emissions. Toxchem is mainly used for estimating VOC air emissions from wastewater collection, preliminary/primary/secondary treatment and disposal facilities. The site specific wastewater characteristics, contaminant properties and the process design and operating information are used to estimate VOC emission rates.In addition to air emission estimates, Toxchem can also be used to estimate the concentrations / loads of contaminants in the water effluent, or oil and residual solids streams.Toxchem is based on fundamental mass transfer equations and mass balances including the removal mechanism of stripping and volatilization, biodegradation and sorption. Thus, it can also be used to determine the fate of any synthetic chemical compounds for which the physical, chemical and biodegrading properties are known.Typical applications could be in assessing the fate of chemicals for the REACH legislations in EU or studying the fate of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in wastewater treatment plants.
Build a Layout – simply drag the unit processes onto the drawing board to lay out your plant; dragthe connections between the unit processes to define the flows.Customize - change the process images on the drawing board to your own custom pictures; change the labels of the processes and / or stream connections to easily identify locations; move the connection paths around to make the layout easier to follow; various stream types (wastewater, air, oil, sludge) are coloured to easily differentiate between them; edit the colours to suit your preferences; customizable mass transfer properties to more accurately evaluate variations in process design.View Results - Use the on-screen summary dashboards to quickly view the most important information about your layout; background colouring behind the unit processes on the drawing board allow you to easily visualize the emission values at every spot throughout your plant; use the wizards to choose exactly what you'd like to export to an Excel report.Unit Processes - An unmatched number of unit processes to build comprehensive process layouts.Models - State-of-the-art models to simulate different volatilization, adsorption and biodegradation mechanisms.pH Dependent - New pH dependent volatilization models to evaluate the effects of pH on air emissions.Different Biokinetic Rate - Different biokinetic rate values for aerobic, anaerobic & anoxic zones within Biological Nutrient Removal Plants (BNR).Auto-Calculate - reduction in active biomass availability for biodegradation of organic compounds as solids retention time increases.Backsolver - Easily reverse engineer an allowable headworks concentration given a downstream concentration limit; quickly develop local limits for metals or organic contaminants as part of contaminant source reduction programs or sewer use control bylaws.Sensitivity Analysis - studying the relationship between input parameters and model results.Contaminant Database:Experience a broader modelling capability with Toxchem's comprehensive contaminants database which includes the compound properties as specified in the EPA WATER9 model database and an extensive array of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs).Toxchem includes an extensive database of semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds (VOC) and their relevant properties for stripping, sorption, biodegradation, etc.The database also includes a suite of metals so that the fate of a number of metals, including mercury and silver, can be followed through both liquid and solids handling processes. Applications can include tracking metals from influent wastewater through clarifier underflows, dewatering and drying processes, and incineration.If a desired VOC isn't present or you wish to experiment how different properties affect the emission rates, you are able to create your own organic chemical compounds and modify the properties accordingly.CAPDETWORKS - RAPID DESIGN AND COSTING SOLUTION FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTSCapdetWorks is the industry's only software tool for fast and accurate preliminary design and cost estimation of wastewater treatment plant construction projects. The tool helps to eliminate cumbersome and time-consuming spreadsheet-based design algorithms. Simply drag-and-drop unit processes to build a plant schematic with CapdetWorks and it will design the plant and estimate the costs to build, operate and maintain the facility. By quickly and easily building multiple treatment alternatives to compare relative costs, your planning-level design and costing productivity improves dramatically, leading to better engineering decisions. CapdetWorks utilizes industry-accepted design algorithms to derive the required unit process designs. Sophisticated unit cost estimation techniques are used to size and cost all treatment processes.
Influent Flow Splitters Pumping Station Preliminary Treatment Chemical Treatment Primary Treatment Suspended Growth - C,N Suspended Growth - C,N,DN,P Suspended Growth - Other Attached Growth Secondary Clarifier Tertiary Treatment Effluent Discharge Biosolids Treatment Biosolids Thickening/Dewatering Biosolids Incineration Biosolids Disposal User Defined Processes Biogas Treatment
Build a Layout - simply drag the unit processes onto the drawing board to lay out your plant; drag the unit processes onto the drawing board to lay out your plant.Connection Paths - Drag the connections between the unit processes to define the flows.Customize - change process images on the drawing board to your own custom pictures; change the labels of the processes and/or stream connections to easily identify locations; move the connection paths around to make the layout easier to follow; various stream types (wastewater and sludge) are coloured to easily differentiate between them; edit colours to suit your preferences.View Results - Quickly and easily building multiple treatment alternatives to compare relative costsReporting Wizards and Dashboards - Report wizards, on-screen summary dashboards and easy export to Excel saves time when viewing and analyzing CapdetWorks results.Sensitivity Analysis - Perform "What-if" Scenarios, easily evaluate and identify critical factors by varying various input parameters and viewing their impact on the overall plant cost (or individual unit process cost)Unit Costing - Access and adjust various construction-related unit cost estimates and other costing parameters.Cost Indices - Various equipment-related cost indices available to adjust costs to the present.Equipment Costs - Access a comprehensive database of costing information for all types of treatment equipment.Cost Analysis - Access a detailed cost breakdown, design information, and estimated water qualityfor the given layout.Cost Comparison - Create and compare a cost analysis of various plant layouts; access the Cost Analysis information for all layouts and use bar charts for a simple visual comparison tool.MOTORS AND VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES ONSITE TRAININGThis 2 day Director Approved onsite course is a must for any Water or Wastewater Operator who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of motors and variable speed drives. The course provides the latest in technology. It covers how modern motors and variable speed drives operate and the various options available. It also provides guidelines and rules that must be followed for a successful application. The course will be delivered onsite at your location for your group of operators.
DC and AC Motor FundamentalsDC and AC Variable Speed Drive FundamentalsApplications for Fixed and Variable Speed DrivesDrive System Selection CriteriaDrive System Power Line EffectsMotor and Drive System Installation and Maintenance AspectsDrive System Application WorkshopQuestions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
DC And AC Variable Speed Drive Fundamentals:
DC Power Converters, Choppers and RectifiersDC Drive Close Loop Control Setup and TuningAC Drive Power Structure, Full Regen Drive and Active Front EndVoltage Scalar Drives, and Current InvertorsSensor and Sensorless Vector DriveDirect Torque Control Drives and Accelerated Vector DrivesMedium Voltage Drives and ApplicationsMotion Control and Tuning System RequirementsDC Injection BrakingPWM; Amplitude and Fixed Modulation
Applications For Fixed And Variable Speed Drives:
Details of many different motor and drive applicationsSoft StartersLimitation of Scalar DrivesTypical Application for Vector DrivesTypical Application for Field Oriented DrivesFilters and Feranti Effect
Drive System Selection Criteria:
Drives Power Sizing –Example of Complex ApplicationTypical short fall when selecting the Drive Type
Drive System Power Line Effects:
Power factor – what effects will the new system have on the rest of the plantHarmonics – what are they, and how will they affect youHarmonics Mitigation and FFT StudySpecial requirements for Transformers; Circuit Breakers and Cables for Large Drives
Motor And Drive System Installation And Maintenance Aspects:
What special installation efforts are required to ensure a successful application?What are the typical motor and drive system failuresRoot Cause InvestigationWhat routine maintenance should be followed?The Importance of GroundingInternal and External Motor Drive Protection
Drive System Application Workshop:
Go through a drive selection process to apply a drive system. This will reinforce all the coursematerial and can be directly applied back at your plant.After Participating In This Course, You Will Be Able To:Learn about the various types of motors, variable-speed drives, and their protection requirementsUnderstand the Full Regenerative Drive and Active Front EndSelect the Proper Drive Control for the Application: Scalar Drives; Vector Drives-Field Orientation Drives; Active Front End Drives,Understand the Four Quadrant Operation of the Drives Pending on the Application RequirementsSelect Proper Control for the ApplicationSelect Proper Power Convertor for Multiple Quadrant OperationsCEU CREDITS: 1.3
GPS-XSimuWorksToxchemCapdetWorksMotors and Variable Speed Drives
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